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Dodge RaM 2011 MEGA CAB, ANY INPUT

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  1. hounddog41@charter.net

    hounddog41@charter.net Member

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    Looking for some input on a 2011 Dodge mega cab Dually. I have the opportunity to purchase a 2011 dually mega cab Dodge with only 11000 miles on it, at a very fair price. I presently have a 2005 GMC Duramax and tow a 2008 Jayco Designer. The trailer weighs 11800 dry. Just wondering if any of you folks have ever towed with the similiar above vehicle, (dodge). Im getting a really fair price for my vehicle, trading, with only 75000 miles on it. Would like info such as mileage, problems, ride, etc. Both good and bad. thanks very much
     
  2. riflegunbuilder

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    I bought a 2500 Mega Cab in July. I have almost as many miles as the truck you are looking at. I was looking for a Crew cab and found the Mega cab.

    My camper weighs 8-8500 loaded. I can't tell it is back there. I have the standard not the high torque engine. Rides good, no problems at all so far. I'm getting around 15 mpg around town, wish it was a little more but tat was all I was getting with the Avalanche I traded in.
     
  3. Tommy67

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    There are couple of RV forums I frequent that have discussion topics related to tow vehicles and trailers. You might try irv2.com and rv-dreams.com for opinions on the Dodge.

    Tom Martin
     
  4. TOOLMAKER 251

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    Why don't you ask at the Dodge/Cummins forum.
     
  5. TOOLMAKER 251

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    You might also want to keep your 2005 GMC, I am almost positive that the 2011 Dodge/Cummins uses a DPF with urea injection like the new Powerstrokes and Duramax. If your Jayco is a 5er it's well under what GMC is capable of handling.
     
  6. BILL GRILL

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    We are getting 14 empty and 8 towing a 40 foot toy hauler at 70 mph. No urea tank on 2011 Dodges period, none, nada, no! The 2011 Dodge will have better power and is a very nice truck. The mileage stinks compared to our 2006. If you want to talk to someone who owns one call Bill Jr. 800-421-3283 est business hours. 2012 Dodge does have urea tank. Regards, Bill
     
  7. pj 999

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    How much for the Duramax??
     
  8. 2@8lo

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    I was thinking the same thing as on,how much for the Duramax?
     
  9. hounddog41@charter.net

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    Thanks for the info fellows. The deal is done. I traded my 2005 Duramax on the 2011 Big horn mega cab with 11,221 miles on it. Bought it yesterday. The Duramax had 75,000 miles on it, tonneau cover sprayed bedliner, grill guard. New tires and extended warranty for three years from last April I got $27,000 for the trade, private party. I was getting 11.5 or so towing a 35ft. Jayco Designer, and I got the best at 22.5 MPG light. From what Ive been told I should maybe get 18 light and hopefully 10MPG towing. Thats mostly what I use it for, towing. Hope I didnt make a mistake. I just wanted a dually. Ive heard that this is the way to go for towing. thanks again alex Kotter superior wisconsin
     
  10. Chango2

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    Duallys are for 5th wheel and heavy trailers for the most part. Sounds fine to me; a better truck for this purpose. I drive a Duramax '07, love it, but pull a 7000lb. conventional trailer.

    The dually does give some vision and clearance compromises...but I'd have tried to do the same thing if I'd moved up to a heavy 5th wheel. Urea? I don't think that's such a big deal; just something new. Toured in British Isles two years ago via a tour bus. The driver's bus ran urea; he claimed good life with urea and no problems.
     
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